Delap forced to retire

Last Updated: Mon, 16 Dec 2013 17:20
Stoke%20City

Burton have confirmed former Stoke midfielder Rory Delap has retired from professional football.

The 37-year-old, who was renowned for his long throw-ins, moved to the Pirelli Stadium in July but hasn't played since September after suffering a torn hamstring.

Burton manager Gary Rowett told the club's official website: "Rory has been a constant professional since he joined the club in the summer.

"His attitude and work ethic have been a credit to himself and the invaluable knowledge and experience that he has passed onto the rest of the players here at Burton Albion has been priceless."

He added: "He has had a fantastic career and we are honoured here at Burton that he has finished his career with us."

Have you an opinion on this story? Put your money where your mouth is and claim a free £25 bet.

Related news

Hughes boosted by midfielder return

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 13:36

Hughes won't let Stoke relax

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:59

Hughes still keen on strike ace

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:04

Hughes delighted with Stoke recruits

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:17

Stoke enter midfielder race

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:53

Stoke reject Jones fine appeal

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:47

Ireland signs new Stoke deal

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:42

Striker snubs Potters move

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 03:53

Pulis shrugs off 'kingmaker' tag

Mon, 14 Apr 2014 16:49

Stoke linked to Norwegian midfielder

Mon, 14 Apr 2014 16:43